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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 8, 2009 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

High Flow--

very curious you're mentioning Miles respecting Jerry...I was listening to that excellent CD Jer recorded with Grisman w/Miles covers including "So What" and "Milestones"...really one of the great underrated CD's ever IMO...and my wife asked me if Miles ever talked about Garcia or The Dead and what he thought of them...I didn't have an answer b/c I've never seen any printed comments or heard Miles mention Jerry in interviews...I only assumed he would have been at least a casual fan since Miles started doing his jazz/rock/acid/fusion thing in the late 60's (Bitches Brew) and would have to have been at least aware of the Dead's emergence in that time period.

Do you have any links of Miles' comments re: Jerry and/or The Dead? Would be very interested to hear what he said, especially since he was so famously hard to please and did not suffer fools gladly.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2009 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

Here's Miles from his autobiography (one of the few pages where he doesn't say motherfucker every other word, dis Cicely Tyson, or comment on Coltrane getting blowjobs):

http://books.google.com/books?id=xgAVXHhuNYgC&;pg=PA302&lpg=PA302&dq=Miles+the+Autobiography+Jerry+Garcia&source=web&ots=BS4vYEmrbZ&sig=esl1v8RbNLBeCqgVmqT_0PpDwmk&hl=en&ei=p0mPSfvSK4r2sAPfh8COCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result

If that link doesn't work (too lazy to fix), just google "Miles the Autobiography" and "Jerry Garcia"

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 8, 2009 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

Thanks BD.....found the pasage and informed the wife...of course, she says "Did they talk about the different ways they shot up together?"

Can't win for tryin'.... ;-)

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 14, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Miles / GD

hey Grendel, couldn't see but a snippet of that page, so not sure if Miles referenced his shared billing w/GD on a short run of shows involving the Bitches Brew line up (?)

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2009-02-14 14:31:13

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 9, 2009 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Miles / GD

wasn't much else...mostly just Miles talking about talking with Jerry...made me go back and listen to "Kind of Blue", the Grsiman/Garcia "So What" disc, and the Dead's brief snippet of "So What" at Hampton in March of 1988 (a show I was lucky enough to attend).

Very gratifying to know a guy as serious as Miles thought well of the Boys (or at least Jerry).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 9, 2009 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Miles / GD

"meat and potatoes"

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 9, 2009 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Miles / GD

"bitches" and "warlocks"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 14, 2009 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Miles / GD

Hey guy--been a while...assume you are good and cold, but hope all is well.